Monday, 2 May 2016

Memorandum Monday - May 2nd

Linking in with all the newness of Monday at: Sian

What is new from the patio this day? Here let me show you.

I have finally decided on a tree to follow.  There had been other first choice selections but as soon as I decided, I would go to photograph & there would be a big red X on the tree - meaning soon to be cut down.  So I have decided on a tree fairly close to home - the neighbourhood park's big old maple.



Tree To Follow
I visited the newly arrived baby Belted Galloways - there are 2 babies this spring.  The milking Holsteins in the field behind had many babies earlier in March.

The Girls
 
The farmer managing the field behind us, was out Friday harrowing the field, then Saturday he sprayed roundup.  Thankfully he did the spraying late in the day when we could be indoors - this is a chemical you do not want on you, nor breathing in directly.



Harrowing


I was cat sitting on the weekend, this is one of the two fur babies; Shadow - old blue eyes.

Shadow The Handsome

Lots of spring flowers starting to flower - which brings the busy bees & wasps.

Sparse Hyacinthe
 
Busy Wasp



Yellow Bliss Daffodil




Cheery Tulips In The Afternoon




I hope that everyone has a blissful week ahead.




17 comments:

  1. I look forward to seeing your tree throughout the year. It's gorgeous.

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    1. I am pleased with my final choice & I look forward to getting to know this tree better. I want to know who, if anyone, nests in it.

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  2. Good choice of tree, what an interesting tree trunk it has.
    I never realised that some cats have blue eyes until my friend got a Siamese; those are exceptionally blue!

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    1. Shadow is part Siamese & he does have the soulful look when he wants something. The bark on this tree is quite knarly - reminds I should take a close up of the bark.

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  3. Until I posted a scrapbook page about Galloways, I only knew them as Oreo cows! I'm always pleased to see them, but it's infrequent in this area. I've thought about the tree to follow project, but haven't ever done it. Looking forward to yours; it's a beautiful tree.

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    1. The farmer that owns the Galloways is as he says just dabbling with the bred, he is the oddity locally for having milking Galloways, most have the meat for eat kind.

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  4. Hurray for colourful flowers! And I'm looking forward to getting more acquainted with your handsome tree...

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    1. Thanks Lady Ella. At least it will be close so I can check on it daily if needs arise.

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  5. Galloway the place is a beautiful bit of Scotland we travel through regularly. And there are certainly plenty of cows!

    I look forward to following your tree. It looks like a sturdy fellow.

    Wishing you a good week. Oh, and thanks for the birthday wishes

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    1. Thanks Sian. I must put Galloway Scotland on my list of places to Google.

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  6. Nice snaps. And Shadow is indeed handsome.

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    1. Thanks Susanne. Shadow will be pleased to know he has fans.

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  7. What a good idea to follow a tree throughout the year. I like the idea of having cows as near neighbours.

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    1. Thanks Ruth. Almost daily I give thanks as to where I live.

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  8. It looks like spring is well,on its way for you now. Lovely tulips. I hope the farmer only sprays when there is no wind.

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  9. Our farmer tries to spray without wind, but it does not take long for the field to settle after spraying & it has to be done, so a small price to us to have to stay in doors for a few hours -so much stuff to watch from the PVR.

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  10. Lovely photos - hope you've had a great week!

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